The Arts District Paints A Different Side Of Downtown L.A.
In 1981, Los Angeles passed an ordinance that allowed for residential use of former industrial buildings. Since then, artists and other creative-types have flocked to the District for its open floor plans, a blank canvas for both homes and businesses.
Now, these once abandoned buildings are filled with funky wares and great stories, snapshots of downtown life which a group of Neon Tommy reporters set out to find.
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- "When A Hair Salon Meets A Record Store"
- "From Dust to Dust: The Arts District Dog Park"
- "A Warehouse School: Sci-Arc And The Arts District"
- "Arts District Theater Company Inspires Downtown L.A."
- "People St Program Adds Green Space To L.A."
- "People Welcome New Downtown Development With Reservation"
- "One Santa Fe Development Concerns Arts District Residents"
- "It's Not Always About The 'Cool Factor' In The Arts District"
- "Alchemy Works Is More Than A Store, It's A Creative Space"
- "Culture In The Arts District"
- "The Arts District And A Dream"
- "Arts District Transplant Is Leading Charge For Its Revitalization"
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This story is part of a Neon Tommy special on the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles. Click #reviveDTLA for more.